The States And Territories Of The Great West; Including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan…

Paperback | May 14, 2012

byJacob Ferris

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 Excerpt: ...its bark almost black, its body covered with pius formed of the hearts of burnt limbs, rough, scraggy, and so fastened together with knots as to bid defiance to wedges and beetles. Here and there, however, will be found one, large and tall, that wil' as free as a shingle. Such are selected for " shakes," and the settler delights in them for rails. Also the bur-oak openings will ir.fonu the r.;.der of the variety of oak growing upon them. Thesf openings are the pride of Michigan. The bur-oak is slender and tapering like a poplar. The bark is lighter and spongier than the white-oak, the tree altogether wore 'vlicate, and the limbs more graceful. Scattered over the surface jt regular intervals, nearly uniform in size, and about tv,.;iit; five feet in hight, they present the appearance of pe-ittrees planted in immense orchards. The bur-oak derive its name from the clusters of acorns which hang like burs upon the ends of the slender twigs, and crown the very top of the tree. A drove of hogs, turned out to feed, will start on a run for a bur-oak opening, and champ the acorns as they would corn. Bruin knows how sweet these acorns are, and he frequently leaves his mark on the limbs and on the bark. The wild pigeons, in countless numbers, will hover, and flutter, and flap among the bur-oaks. The openings of Michigan do not, by any means, present an uniform appearance. Beside the different varieties of timber, and the gentle undulation of the surface, there are frequent springs of water, forming into streams, along which the woods, preserved from the ravages of fire, grow up thick and dark, stretching out like long arms and elbows throughout the country, adding to the interest and beauty of the landscapes. There are also frepuent PINE WOODS OF THE NOETH. 17...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 Excerpt: ...its bark almost black, its body covered with pius formed of the hearts of burnt limbs, rough, scraggy, and so fastened together ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217398189

ISBN - 13:9780217398183

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